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Bipartisan infrastructure bill 90% done but still hung up on mass transit funding, senators say
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A bipartisan infrastructure bill is almost complete and ready for consideration by the Senate, according to updates provided by several of the key players involved.
Two of the senators who have been part of the negotiations said Sunday that almost all of the pertinent issues have been discussed and agreed upon by members of both parties.
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"We’re about 90% of the way there," Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told ABC’s "This Week" on Sunday. "I’m here this weekend working on legislative language with colleagues and with staff, and I feel good about getting that done this week."
Portman explained that the sole remaining sticking point is mass transit. He said that Republicans’ suggested amount to go to transit "is very generous," but Democrats have not gotten back to them on it yet.
"We increased transit in this proposal. We also increased the formula going forward," he said. "That’s the one issue that’s outstanding, frankly, at this point."
Portman expressed hope that he and his Democratic colleagues could get closer to finding common ground before the day ends.